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How to Enjoy Your Coffee Minus the Jitters

Key Takeaway

This article shares tips on how to drink your coffee in a more healthy way.

Waking up early and spending a slow morning as you get ready for the day is probably one of the nicest things to experience. But for those who are not early birds, mornings can be a bit of a struggle. Nonetheless, whether you are a morning person or not, many of us have coffee as our kind best friend to help us start the day on the right foot.

The aromatic taste and smell of the coffee help us get up and begin our day with energy and feeling fueled. Not only that, the delicate and warm (or cold, however you prefer) drink can fine-tune our focus. It’s safe to say that this drink allows many of us to be productive and get things done accordingly. And this is not surprising, knowing that coffee has its share of great benefits.

What makes coffee great?

Aside from giving us the morning pump that we need, our favorite cup of joe has a list of great health benefits. This further gives us a reason to get brewing and have this beloved drink more.

Increases energy levels

The caffeine found in coffee is known to help fight fatigue and increase our energy. This nervous system stimulant also alerts certain neurotransmitters in our brain to regulate our body’s energy levels.

Supports brain and heart health

Studies have shown that coffee may help protect our brain from neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s disease. When taken moderately, our favorite morning drink can lower the risks of cognitive decline and even dementia. And in addition, this may also be linked to reducing the chances of heart disease, stroke, and even heart failure.

Promotes weight management

Caffeine can help support gut health and alter fat storage. In addition, coffee drinkers are likely to be physically active, which can help them manage their weight well.

Beyond just helping us get up and start our day, coffee has many more health benefits than we initially thought. Despite this, there are also things that we need to look out for when drinking our favorite pick-me-up drink.

For instance, too much coffee can make us jittery and feel uncomfortable. While it could help us be productive, when not regulated, it can also set us off and even make us feel tired.

The caffeine in the coffee is the stimulant that helps us feel energized. But this stimulant is also acidic and diuretic, meaning that while it boosts our energy, it can also use our body’s essential resources. Consuming more than our body can handle will make us agitated.

But worry not; these downsides are not something new or uncommon. And indeed, there are ways to appreciate your favorite cup of joe in a day without the jitters getting in the way.

1. Eat a hearty and nutritious meal

One great way that you can do to avoid the side effects of caffeine is by ensuring that you eat before you drink your coffee. Having a meal full of dietary fiber first thing in the morning will help your body absorb the nutrients from the food instead and use that to fuel energy.

In addition, coffee has a tendency to make us lose our appetite, which may prompt us to skip meals instead. With that, make sure you are either eating your meal first or at least pairing your drink with something to munch on. In this way, you can prevent any unpleasant feelings from interrupting your day.

2. Reduce your caffeine intake

Many rely on coffee to make us feel “game on” as we jumpstart our day. But there are tendencies when we lose track of how many cups of brew we drink, especially when a lot is happening around us. And we must be aware of how much caffeine we consume, so it would only allow us to bring our A-game and not make us feel lethargic.

Lessening your caffeine intake does not mean you should reduce the amount of coffee you drink. For instance, you can switch to decaf or light roasted ones. In fact, you might also want to consider swapping to instant coffee on some days instead. It has less caffeine but contains just the same amount of antioxidants as the regular one.

With that, you might want to try TGM’s Chek Hup Colombian series, which is easy to make anytime and anywhere you are. It uses rock sugar with a low glycemic index, which helps increase your energy and regulate your blood sugar levels. This is also a great substitute for those who are cutting down their sugar intake. It is full of aroma and gives that perfect velvety foam texture on top of your drink. And to add more, it has no artificial flavorings, so you still get to enjoy the pure and authentic taste of Colombian gourmet coffee.

This Chek Hup series is available in three variants: Latte, Mocha, and Cappuccino. So if you want to try switching out your drink for a while, make sure you try out this rich Colombian coffee.

3. Move and use the pent-up energy

When we drink coffee, our body absorbs the caffeine and uses it to fuel our energy. And this is the reason why we feel jittery and uneasy at times. When we already feel discomfort due to consuming too much cup of joe, the best way to get rid of it is to move around and make use of the adrenaline rush that we are feeling. You can go for a short walk, climb up and down the stairs, jump around, or squeeze in a quick workout. You can do anything that you like. And it is better to use up the energy our body is giving us instead of waiting for it to eventually wear off.

There is something satisfying with starting your day with a good cup of brew. Whether warm or cold, coffee has been a drink that many have grown in love with for many reasons. Despite that, keeping ourselves aware of the downsides of consuming caffeine is vital. And when we do, we can healthily enjoy our drink without experiencing the jitters and discomfort feelings that can compromise our health. — (TGM)

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These are the products mentioned in this article

Chek Hup Microground Colombian Mocha (2 boxes x 23g x 5 sachets)

₱520.00

Chek Hup Microground Colombian Latte (2 boxes x 23g x 5 sachets)

₱520.00

Colombian Cappuccino (2 boxes x 23g x 5 sachets)

₱520.00

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